CASE-ing the Catty - Sale-a-bration Week 1

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Hi there

Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week. It is week 1 of CASE-ing the Sale-a-bration Brochure and we are free to choose from all of the amazing projects shown. 

If you've just come from looking at Tina's lovely project, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

 

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The Happy Birthday To You stamp set is one of my absolute favourite items from the 2020 Sale-a-bration brochure.

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I selected the card above for my inspiration sample.  I love the birthday cake image as it perfect for colouring in lots of different ways. 

Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday To You - Sale-a-bration 2020 | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I started with a Rococo Rose card base and added a layer of Crumb Cake that was dry embossed with the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder. I used a sponge dauber and Crumb Cake ink around the edges to add some depth.  Next, I  embossed a piece of Whisper White with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and then used a Stitched Rectangle Die, cutting twice to create a custom size for my cake. I matted it on Rococo Rose and popped a piece of the Pearlised Doily underneath before adhering it on the right hand side of the card. 

Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday To You - Sale-a-bration 2020 | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I've used Rococo Rose & Old Olive Stampin' Blends to colour the flowers on the cake with Gray Granite for the stand and centres of the flowers. As soon as I saw this stamp set, I knew that I would want to fussy cut the cake and those sweet flowers and I popped up the cake on the embossed panel.  However,  you will be pleased to know that from 4 February, you will be able to purchase the coordinating Birthday Dies for this stamp set. The greeting from Happy Birthday To You was heat embossed in white on Rococo Rose and flagged. 

Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday To You - Sale-a-bration 2020 | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

In addition to a die to cut the complete cake with stand and flowers, there is also a die to just cut the 3 flowers - woohoo! You can now use those sweet flowers on lots of projects without fussy cutting. There are also some foliage dies and a separate cake stand as well.

Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday To You - Sale-a-bration 2020 | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside I have cut the 2 largest Stitched Rectangle Dies in Crumb Cake and Whisper White. I stamped another cake image and used the die I mentioned above to crop the 3 flowers. I cut away the separate flower and popped it in the corner, with the joined flowers at the base. I did cut these apart too, popping up the larger flower. I stamped a few of the little dots in Crumb Cake ink around the flowers.

Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday To You - Sale-a-bration 2020 | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

While I had everything out, I made this coordinating gift tag. I've used the tag die from the Bonanza Dies on a piece of Crumb Cake card stock embossed with the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder, with a smaller Stitched Rectangle to cut out the centre.  I popped up the tag frame on a piece of Rococo Rose that I cut to shape by tracing around the tag and then leaving a narrow border. I stamped the greeting from Itty Bitty Birthdays on a piece of Whisper White that I cropped to size with a Stitched Rectangle Die.  I stamped the birthday cake and then used the coordinating die to cut the 3 flowers, separating the 2 joined flowers to colour them. I've used one of the foliage dies fom Birthday Dies to cut some additional leaves in Pear Pizzazz.

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Project Details
Stamps Happy Birthday To You, Itty Bitty Birthdays
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Rococo Rose, Pear Pizzazz, Silver Glimmer
 Ink Memento Espresso Truffle, Versamark, Crumb Cake
Accessories Rhinestones, Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack, White Baker's Twine, Pearlized Doilies
Tools     Stitched Rectangle Dies, Bonanza Dies, Birthday Dies, Stitched Be Mine Dies, Coastal Weave & Subtle 3D EF, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends, White EP, Heat gun

 

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see the gorgeous project Rose has to inspire you this week. 

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We would love you to join us with your CASE from the Sale-a-bration Brochure over the next 2 weeks, using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

Don't forget, if you would like to receive your own copy of the new January - June 2020 Mini Catalogue, then leave your details over on my Free Catalogues page. 

Thanks for visiting me today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Mini Catalogue Week 2

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Hi there

Welcome to CASE-ing the Catty for this week. It is week 2 of CASE-ing the new January - June Mini Catalogue and we are free to choose from all of the amazing projects shown. 

If you've just come from looking at Kathryn's lovely project, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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This week I decide to christen the Timeless Tropical Bundle from the Tropical Oasis Suite

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I selected the project sample above for my inspiration with the Hibiscus and Frangipani flowers as the main focus. They remind me of the days we lived in a tropical area and were typical flowers in the gardens as they are so hardy.

Stampin' Up Timeless Tropical Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
As you can see I've pretty much done a full CASE of the layout, changing up the colours from the sample for a brighter result.  My base card is Terracotta Tile and I added the Petal Pink layer that was dry embossed with the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder, also part of the Tropical Oasis Suite. The birthday greeting was stamped in Early Espresso on Whisper White and positioned under the opening that was cut prior to the embossing. 

Stampin' Up Timeless Tropical Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The thing that really struck me when I was playing around with the different elements, is that there are so many options for how you can use this stamp set. You can stamp the images in any colour straight onto Whisper White; stamp the images onto coloured cardstock as I've done for the leaves; or stamp the images and colour them or any combination of the above!  I stamped the leaves in Mossy Meadow onto Granny Apple Green card stock for a bold and bright look. There is such a lot of shading in the stamp, it really didn't need anything else. The Hibiscus was stamped in Early Espresso ink and I used a combination of Stampin' Blends and Watercolour Pencils for the colouring. For the Frangipani flowers, I wanted a softer look, so I stamped first in Gray Granite before colouring. I coloured some rhinestones for the Frangipani and sprinkled a few more around.

Stampin' Up Timeless Tropical Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have kept the inside simple with a white writing panel and I stamped the top of the small pineapple stamp in Granny Apple Green to create the border at the bottom. The Hibiscus flower is partially stamped in the corner in Early Espresso (stamped off) and then coloured with Stampin' Blends and Water Colour pencils. 

Stampin' Up Timeless Tropical Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Timeless Tropical
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Terracotta Tile, Petal Pink, Granny Apple Green
 Ink Early Espresso, Gray Granite, Mossy Meadow, Granny Apple Green
Accessories Rhinestones, Braided Burlap Trim
Tools     Layering Circles Dies, Coastal Weave 3D EF, In The Tropics Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Watercolour Pencils, Stampin' Blends

 

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see the gorgeous project Shannon has to inspire you this week. 

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We would love you to join us with your CASE of the new January - JUne 2020 Mini Catalogue over the next 2 weeks, using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

Don't forget, if you would like to receive your own copy of the new January - June 2020 Mini Catalogue, then leave your details over on my Free Catalogues page. 

Thanks for visiting me today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Mini Catalogue Week 1

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Hi there

Welcome to the first week of CASE-ing the Catty for 2019! So many amazing products and samples to CASE in the next 6 months. 

If you've come from visiting my lovely friend Tina and looking at her gorgeous project, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

We have changed things up a bit this year, so there will be 2 weeks for each challenge, to give you more opportunity to create your own projects and pop them on our Facebook group. So this is week 1 of CASE-ing anything from the new January - June Mini Catalogue. 

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Where to start, lol! I decided to go with a product bundle that jumped out at me when I first looked at the Mini Catalogue. The Bonanza Buddies Bundle from the Birthday Bonanza Suite on pages 32-34  is just so darned cute! I love that Stampin' Up! has included our iconic Koala as one of the cute animal images.  It does make me very sad to think that 20,000 of them have perished in the bushfires.

There are lots of samples that I want to CASE from this suite, but I chose this one, first up. 

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Aren't those tags so cute! I decide to take the idea of the frame and translate it to a card.


Stampin' Up! Bonanza Buddies Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I started with a Thick Whisper White card base and added a layer of the small Coastal Cabana print from the Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper. The stitched frame in Bermuda Bay was created with the Stitched Rectangles Dies and I popped it up on Dimensionals. I used the frame from around the edge of the sheet of Dimensionals, so don't throw those out when you have used them all. I toyed with creating a shaker card, but decided that there was going to be plenty going on without that.  I stamped the greeting from the Bonanza Buddies stamp set in Calypso Coral and then cropped it with the new Stitched So Sweetly Dies and positioned it towards the top of the frame. The banner was die cut from another design from the designer paper and positioned so it would go across the greeting. 

Stampin' Up! Bonanza Buddies Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I have fussy cut the lion with the balloons from the Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper. I roughly cut it out and then adhered it to Whisper White to give it some more body. I then stamped the head (Daffodil Delight) and mane (Mango Melody) and used the Bonanza Dies to crop them. This allowed me to pop up the mane over the body and then pop up the head to give him lots of dimension. I stamped the Koalas in Gray Granite and cropped them with the corresponding die. I die cut a party hat from some leftover striped designer paper and added a cute pompom to the top for the Koala. The packages were stamped in matching colours and you can add the bows as a second step if desired. You will  need to fussy cut them, but they are simple shapes. You can crop the basic animal images from the designer paper with the corresponding dies. If they have party hats or balloons, you will want to fussy cut them.

Stampin' Up! Bonanza Buddies Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside I have a Bermuda Bay mat for my writing panel and the leftover strip of the Coastal Cabana designer paper at the  bottom. The Koala is in party mode with his party hat and icecream in hand.  At the top I have the striped banner going across the corner. 

Stampin' Up! Bonanza Buddies Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Project Details
Stamps Bonanza Buddies
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Birthday Bonanza DSP
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Gray Granite, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Grapefruit Grove
Accessories Assorted Pompoms
Tools     Stitched Rectangles Dies, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Bonanza Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue

 

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see the gorgeous project Julia has to inspire you this week. 

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We would love you to join us with your CASE of the new January - JUne 2020 Mini Catalogue over the next 2 weeks, using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

Don't forget, if you would like to receive your own copy of the new January - June 2020 Mini Catalogue, then leave your details over on my Free Catalogues page. 

Thanks for visiting me today!


CASE-ing the Catty - CASE any Holiday Catalogue Project

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Welcome to the last week of CASE-ing the Catty for 2019! It has been such a blast showing you how fabulous the Stampin' Up! catalogues are for inspiring your craft projects. 

If you've come from looking at the beautiful project on Rebecca's blog, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

This week we have free reign to CASE anthing from the Holiday Catalogue. Woohoo!

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There are so many fabulous samples that I could have chosen. I was looking for something quick, as I'm still feverishly trying to get all of my Christmas cards into the post.

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The gift box in the photo above popped out at me, with the lovely copper and vanilla ribbon generously tied around it. I decided to create a card using the major elements in the sample. 

Stampin' Up! Brightly Gleaming Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I started with a Very Vanilla Thick Card base and layered on the beautiful navy and copper star design from the Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP.  I adhered the designer paper to a Very Vanilla panel first, to give it more body and then added the vertical strip of  the 1/2'"Classic Weave Ribbon with the copper greeting on it.  I decided not to go with the horizontal strip as it looked a bit too much on the card. I added the bow over the top, as it is quite difficult to get all surfaces to face in the right direction with a single sided ribbon design. The way I achieve this is to take a strip of ribbon and create 2 loops like bunny ears and then tie them into a knot. I tied a piece of cotton around the vertical ribbon, where the bow was to go, to pinch it in.

Stampin' Up! Brightly Gleaming Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the tag embellishment, I had to adjust the scale slightly to suit the card. I adhered some of the Old Olive designer paper to a piece of Very Vanilla card stock before cropping it with a circle die from the Layering Circles set.  The copper foil branch from the Brightly Gleaming Foil Elements was added first, then the Pretty Peacock bauble that was heat embossed in Copper and the smaller bauble punched from the Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP was overlapped and popped up. The Copper Foil star was popped up on the edge of the large bauble and a copper star from the Star Designer Elements was added to the centre. I added another of the copper stars to the right to finish. A 1/16" handheld punch was used for the hole at the top of the circle and I threaded some Linen Thread through and tied it around the bow.  A couple of foam pads at the bottom keep it in position.


Stampin' Up! Brightly Gleaming Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside I have a Copper Foil  mat for my writing panel and a strip of the navy and copper star designer paper at the  bottom. I added another of the copper foil branches at the top and adhered a 1" Night of Navy circle behind the foil bauble.

I used every item from the Brightly Gleaming Suite on this card, apart from the Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder. This has been one of my favourites this Christmas season with the coordinating products making it so easy to create luxe cards and packaging. Did you know all of the products in this suite apart from the 1/2" Classic Weave ribbon and Foil Elements will be carrying over to the 2020 Holiday Catalogue?

 

Project Details
Stamps Christmas Gleaming
Card stock & Papers Very Vanilla, Night of Navy, Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP, Copper Foil
 Ink Versamark
Accessories Brightly Gleaming Foil Elements, Star Designer Elements, 1/2" Classic Weave Ribbon, Linen Thread
Tools     Layering Circles Dies, Big Shot, Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack, Copper EP, Heat Gun, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Glue Dots, 1" Circle Punch (retired), 1/16" Handheld Punch (retired)

 

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see the gorgeous project Michelle has to inspire you this week. 

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We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

I hope you've enjoyed my project inspired by gift packaging. Please join us again on 5 January 2020 when we return with lots of inspiration from the January - June Mini Catalogue and Sale-a-bration brochure. Don't forget, if you would like to receive your own copy of the new January - June 2020 Mini Catalogue, then leave your details over on my Free Catalogues page. All current customers will automatically receive their copy in December.

Thanks for visiting me today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Wrapped in Plaid Suite

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Hi there

Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Sandra's blog, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

This week, we're taking our inspiration from the Wrapped In Plaid Suite on pages 12-17 of the Holiday Catalogue.

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The Wrapped in Plaid Suite has been one of my favourites this Christmas Season. Lots of great coordinating products and samples to make creating your Christmas cards really easy. 

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I've taken my inspiration from the cute treat bag in the photo above from page 16. It uses the Wrapped In Plaid Specialty Designer Series Paper that has lots of designs in traditional Christmas colours and a gorgeous gold foil accent strip through all of the plaid papers. My husband asked me for some Christmas cards to send to school friends he has reconnected with this year. I thought this was a good opportunity to create a simple layout that isn't too fussy and fairly neutral in terms of the embellishments.

Stampin' Up! Itty Bitty Christmas Bundle & Wrapped In Plaid DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I started with a Cherry Cobbler card base and cut another card front sized piece, that I dry embossed with the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder for some background texture.  For the 2" banner I've used the Shaded Spruce and Cherry Cobbler striped design from the Wrapped in Plaid Specialty Designer Paper and cut it with the stripes going horizontally. I added a 1" banner in Gold Foil that was dry embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and adhered them to the embossed piece.

Stampin' Up! Itty Bitty Christmas Bundle & Wrapped In Plaid DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The large cluster of stars from the Christmas Layers Dies was cut from Gold Foil and I snipped it into 2 pieces. If you look at it carefully you will see 2 groups of 3 stars that are roughly in a semi-circle. I popped one under the banner on the right and used the second on the inside. I love that there is also a single die for each of the 3 large cluster dies in the Christmas Layers set and I cut a single star and popped it underneath on the left of the banner. You get a lot more mileage from your die cut this way, if you are positioning them under layers.

I've used my favourite greeting from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set, inked in Shaded Spruce and cropped with the 11/2" Circle punch and popped up on a Cherry Cobbler mat.  Like the sample, I've used the linen ribbon from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack around the top of the art piece and finished it with a bow. To reduce the bulk, I did this in 2 pieces with a strip of ribbon around the card front and the bow added separately. This is a nice neutral colour that tones down the Gold Foil a little.

Stampin' Up! Itty Bitty Christmas Bundle & Wrapped In Plaid DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside I have a mat of Shaded Spruce for my writing panel and the other piece of the Christmas Layers die in the top corner. At the bottom is a piece of  Wrapped in Plaid designer paper in the opposite colour way to the banner on the front and I've cut it with the stripes going vertically this time. I finished with a single star in the bottom corner.

The card got the nod, so I'll being making a few more of these with different designs from the Wrapped in Plaid Specialty Designer Series Paper.

Project Details
Stamps Itty Bitty Christmas
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Shaded Spruce, Wrapped in Plaid Specialty DSP, Gold Foil
 Ink Shaded Spruce
Accessories Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack
Tools     Subtle 3D EF, Brick & Mortar 3D EF, Christmas Layers Dies, Big Shot, 1 1/2" Circle Punch, Dimensionals


If you would like to receive your own copy of the new January - June 2020 Mini Catalogue, then leave your details over on my Free Catalogues page. All current customers will automatically receive their copy in December.

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what Lauren has to inspire you this week. 

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We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

I hope you've enjoyed my project inspired by a treat bag. Come back next week for our final CASE-ing the Catty challenge for 2019.

Thanks for visiting me today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Kids & Babies Section

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Hi there

Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Shannon's blog, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

This week, we're taking a break from the Holiday Catalogue and CASE-ing the Kids & Babbies Section of the Annual Catalogue.

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 There are lots of cute samples in the Kids & Babies Section of the Annual Catalogue.

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I've taken my inspiration from the sample above, although  it may not look too much like it, lol. I've turned it from a portrait to a landscape card.

Stampin' Up! Painted Poppies Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
Today, I've used the brand new Painted Poppies stamp set from the upcoming January - June 2020 Mini Catalogue (previously called the Occasions Catalogue). I started with a Rich Razzleberry card base and added a layer of Sahara Sand card stock that has been dry embossed with the Mosaic 3D Embossing Folder and matted on Whisper White to leave a narrow border. I added a zigzag of Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon under my embellishment.

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I enjoyed colouring the lovely floral images from the new Painted Poppies stamp set, using Roccoco Rose and Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Blends markers for the flowers and Granny Apple Green Blends for the leaves. There are coordinating dies to crop the flowers and smaller leaf, although I decided to fussy cut them on the line. The greeting from Itty Bitty Birthdays was heat embossed in white on Rich Razzleberry card stock and cropped with the smallest of the Stitched Rectangle Dies. I layered up all the elements onto a Nested Stitched Rectangle Die that I dry embossed first with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. I  inished with some Frosted/Clear Epoxy Droplets and a tiny Silver Glimmer butterfly on the edge of the flower.

Stampin' Up! Painted Poppies Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside I have a Sahara Sand mat for my writing panel and I've partially stamped some sweet flowers along the bottom. Another stamp from the Painted Poppies set is a row of poppies, but I've just used the top inch or so of the stamp to create the border. I've coloured the flowers with Light Roccoco Rose and added a dash of Light Rich Razzleberry to the centres. The greeting from Itty Bitty Birthdays is stamped in Rich Razzleberry.

 

Project Details
Stamps Painted Poppies, Itty Bitty Birthdays
Card stock & Papers Whisper White,Sahara Sand, Rich Razzleberry, Silver Glimmer
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Accessories Silver Edged Metallic ribbon, Frosted/Clear Epoxy Dots
Tools     Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Mosaic 3D Embossing Folder, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends (Roccoco Rose, Rich Razzleberry, Granny Apple Green), White EP, Heat Gun, Dimensionals


If you would like to receive your own copy of the new January - June 2020 Mini Catalogue, then leave your details over on my Free Catalogues page. All current customers will automatically receive their copy in December.

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what Monique has to inspire you this week. 

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We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

I hope you've enjoyed my project inspired by a card layout and thanks for visiting me today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Giving a Layout a Holiday Twist

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Hi there

Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Rebecca's blog, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

This week, we're CASE-ing a layout  from the Annual Catalogue and giving it a holiday twist, using supplies from the Holiday Catalogue.

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I was flicking through the Annual Catalogue and didn't get far before I came upon the sample below.

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You may remember that I used this sample for inspiration when we CASE-d the Woven Threads Designer Paper  and I created a shaker card. However with my focus on giving it a holiday twist, I thought it would be perfect with a Poinsettia flower. Nothing says Christmas to me, more than having a Poinsettia on my table during holiday season.

Stampin' Up! Wrapped In Plaid Poinsettia - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I've covered the front of my Very Vanilla card base with a design from the Wrapped in Plaid Specialty Designer Series Paper. The card base is a little wider than the normal at 11cm to give me the proportions I was looking for. I wanted a strong contrast with the Poinsettia and this designer paper is perfect with the fine gold foil running through the design.  I stamped the greeting from the Dashing Deer stamp set in Early Espresso on a panel of Very Vanilla and attached it behind the Gold Foil embossed Heirloom Frame.  It looked a little bare  at the top, so I stamped the little flourish from the retired Here's To Cheers stamp set in Real Red.

Stampin' Up! Wrapped In Plaid Poinsettia - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The Poinsettia flower was creating using the small leaf from the Nature's Roots Dies. I embossed and die cut 12 small leaves for the flower in Real Red and 3 in Shaded Spruce for the leaves. There are 7 petals in the bottom layer of the flower and 5 in the top and I sponged them around the edges with Cherry Cobbler ink to add depth. To give them dimension, I placed a metal ruler down the centre and folded them gently on the score line. Then it is matter of attaching them to a small circle of card stock, slightly overlapping the petals. The top layer were adhered into the centre of the base layer and I finished with a large Gold Faceted Gem in the centre.  Before adhering the flower to the corner of the frame, I added the flourish from the Stitched Stars Dies, which I die cut in Gold Foil. I popped the leaves in underneath, once the flower was in position.  The greeting from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set was stamped in Real Red on Very Vanilla and cropped with the smallest of the Stitched Rectangle  Dies.

Stampin' Up! Wrapped In Plaid Poinsettia - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside I have a Real Red mat for my writing panel and a strip of the left over designer paper at the base. I've stamped the larger of the pine trees from the Rooted in Nature stamp set in Shaded Spruce ink on the right, to provide a background for my reindeer.  The reindeer is from the Snow Globe Scenes Dies and I die cut it in Whisper White and used my Stampin' Blends markers to colour him. 

Stampin' Up! Wrapped In Plaid Poinsettia - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I'm really pleased with how this card turned out and it is one of my favourites for this season. As with most things, it looks better in real life. This card will need some extra help to survive the postal system, or one to hand deliver.

 

Project Details
Stamps Dashing Deer, Itty Bitty Christmas, Rooted in Nature, Here's To Cheers (retired)
Card stock & Papers Very Vanilla, Real Red, Shaded Spruce, Gold Foil, Wrapped in Plaid Specialty DSP
 Ink Cherry Cobbler, Shaded Spruce, Real Red, Early Espresso
Accessories Fold Faceted Gem
Tools     Stitched Rectangle Dies, Stitched Stars Dies, Nature's Roots Dies, Heirloom Frames Dies, Snow Globe Scenes Dies, Heirloom Frames 3D Embossing Folders, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends (Crumb Cake, Soft Seude, Peacock, Petal Pink)


If you would like your own copy of the 2019-20 Annual Catalogue or the new Holiday Catalogue, then leave your details over on my Free Catalogues page.

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what Monique has to inspire you this week. 

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We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

I hope you've enjoyed my project inspired by a card layout and thanks for visiting me today!


CASE-ing the Catty - CASE a Layout

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Hi there

Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Siobhan's blog, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

This week, we're CASE-ing a layout from page 22 of the Holiday Catalogue.

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There are 4 great layouts on page 22 and I chose the card on the bottom left of the photo above, with the cute elves. 

Stampin' Up! Holly Jolly Christmas & Let It Snow DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I started with a Real Red card base and added the pretty Coastal Cabana design from the Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper. I had some stamped images of Santa from the Holly Jolly Christmas stamp set on my craft desk and thought it would work well with this layout.  I used the Stitched Rectangles Dies to crop the coloured image and added a narrow border of the red striped designer paper on either side to add some pop.  I die cut the cute stars from the Christmas Layers Dies in Sparkle Glimmer  and placed them under the image on the left and a single star at the bottom on the right. The greeting from the Dashing Deer stamp set was stamped in Real Red, masking the first line and then cropped with the smallest of the Stitched Rectangle Dies.

Stampin' Up! Holly Jolly Christmas & Let It Snow DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I coloured Santa with Stampin' Blends and used a glue pen to add Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to the trim on his suit. I've paper pieced the sack with Coastal Cabana gingham in keeping with the colour palette.

Stampin' Up! Holly Jolly Christmas & Let It Snow DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside, I have a Coastal Cabana mat for my writing panel and the striped designer paper at the base. The greeting from the Dashing Deer stamp set was stamped in Real Red and I finished with 2 coloured and fussy cut gift boxes in the corner.

Stampin' Up! Holly Jolly Christmas & Let It Snow DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Holly Jolly Christmas, Dashing Deer
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Real Red, Let it Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper, Brights 6x6 Stack
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red
Accessories Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
Tools     Stitched Rectangles Dies, Christmas Layers Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Dimensionals, Stampin' Blends, Silver Sharpie Marker


If you would like your own copy of the 2019-20 Annual Catalogue or the new Holiday Catalogue, then leave your details over on my Free Catalogues page.

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what Rose has to inspire you this week. 

2019 CTC Next

We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

I hope you've enjoyed my project inspired by a card layout and thanks for visiting me today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Come to Gather Suite

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Hi there

Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Monique's blog, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

This week, we're CASE-ing from the Come to Gather Suite on pages 46-51 of the Holiday Catalogue.

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I've had a super busy week, but none of it involved creating, so my mojo has felt a bit AWOL for the last few days. Anyway, I took my inspiration for today's card from the sample in the bottom left of the photo above, although the finished result may not look too much like it! 

Stampin' Up! Brightly Gleaming DSP, Christmas Layers Dies & Itty Bitty Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I've used a piece of the navy and copper designer paper from the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Paper pack that I had cut. It wasn't the full width of the card but I went with it and added a narrow border of Copper Foil on each side. I like the extra navy card stock showing to offset the designer paper.  

Stampin' Up! Brightly Gleaming DSP, Christmas Layers Dies & Itty Bitty Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I wanted to keep my card clean and elegant with the boldness of the navy and copper designer paper, so my embellishment is a lot simpler than the sample. I embossed a piece of Very Vanilla card stock with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and then cropped it with the second largest of the Stitched Nested Labels Dies and then added the leaves from the Christmas Layers Die in Copper Foil.  My favourite greeting from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set was heat embossed in ivory embossing powder on Night of Navy card stock and cropped with a Layering Circle Die. I popped it up over the leaves and added 3 small stars cropped from a scrap of Copper Glimmer paper to finish.

Stampin' Up! Brightly Gleaming DSP, Christmas Layers Dies & Itty Bitty Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside, I have kept the same layout as the front, with a panel of Very Vanilla trimmed with a narrow border of Copper Foil.  I have a small branch in the top corner to hang off the bauble cropped from the same navy and copper designer paper.

Stampin' Up! Brightly Gleaming DSP, Christmas Layers Dies & Itty Bitty Christmas - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Itty Bitty Christmas
Card stock & Papers Very Vanilla, Night of Navy, Copper Foil, Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP, Copper Glimmer paper (retired)
 Ink Versamark
Accessories  
Tools     Stitched Stars Dies, Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Subtle 3D EF, Layering Circles Dies, Christmas Layers Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack, Ivory EP (not SU), Heat gun, Tombow Glue, Dimensionals


If you would like your own copy of the 2019-20 Annual Catalogue or the new Holiday Catalogue, then leave your details over on my Free Catalogues page.

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what Lauren has to inspire you this week. 

2019 CTC Next

We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

I hope you've enjoyed my project inspired by a card layout and thanks for visiting me today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Brightly Gleaming DSP

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Hi there

Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty!

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Shannon's blog, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

This week, we're CASE-ing the colours of the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper and layouts on page 30 of the Holiday Catalogue.

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The three main colours in the Brightly Gleaming DSP are what I call rich regals and when paired with Copper Foil accents, they really pack a punch. This is a really fabulous paper pack and hard to go past for creating luxe holiday cards. That is my entree into giving you a bling alert, lol.

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I have used the card above from page 30 of the Holiday Catalogue as my inspiration. One of my goals today was to use the Brightly Gleaming Foil Elements on my card.

Stampin' Up! Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP & Foil Elements, Stitched Stars Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I have stayed fairly close to the layout in the sample, using the Pretty Peacock and Copper Foil design from the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Paper. I've left an inch on the left and then added the designer paper. A narrow strip of Copper Foil was butted up to the designer paper to create a distinct border. The greeting from the Christmas Gleaming set was stamped in Pretty Peacock ink on Very Vanilla and then trimmed, leaving a narrow border. I added a Copper Foil Mat and then positioned it in the Copper Foil scroll from the Stitched Stars Dies.

When you are using a lot of foil, it is inevitable that you will get a bit of glue somewhere. The glue rubber doesn't work well on foil card, but eucalyptus oil will be your best friend. A tiny amount on a cotton bud is all you need to remove any glue residue. You can buy it in the supermarket in the aisle with bandaids etc.

Stampin' Up! Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP & Foil Elements, Stitched Stars Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I've created a five layer star, starting with the largest die from the Stitched Stars set cut in Copper Foil. I cut another stitched star in Pretty Peacock the same size as the star from the Brightly Gleaming Foil Elements and adhered them together and then onto the large Copper Foil star. Next up was a smaller stitched star in Pretty Peacock and I adhered the small decorative star from the Stitched Stars in Copper Foil. I popped up the last set of stars and finished with one of the copper Designer Elements in the centre.

Stampin' Up! Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP & Foil Elements, Stitched Stars Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
For the inside, I have a Copper Foil Mat for the Very Vanilla writing panel, with a strip of the designer paper at the bottom. At the top I have added a copper foil leaf spray and bauble from the Copper Foil Elements pack. I punched a 1" circle in Pretty Peacock and adhered the foil bauble to it.

Stampin' Up! Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP & Foil Elements, Stitched Stars Dies - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Christmas Gleaming
Card stock & Papers Very Vanilla, Pretty Peacock, Copper Foil, Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP
 Ink Pretty Peacock
Accessories Designer Elements, Brightly Gleaming Foil Elements
Tools     Stitched Stars Dies, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue


If you would like your own copy of the 2019-20 Annual Catalogue or the new Holiday Catalogue, then leave your details over on my Free Catalogues page.

Now it's time to click on the Next button below to hop over to see what Rachel has to inspire you this week. 

2019 CTC Next

We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, using our Facebook group. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

I hope you've enjoyed my project inspired by a card layout and thanks for visiting me today!